While you are thinking about voting or not, here’s a fragment of an article in OpEdNews by Mary Shaw:
In coming full circle, we seem to have taken a huge step back. It’s no wonder that so many Democrats are feeling broken and bitter.
And it’s no wonder that so many Democrats are throwing up their hands and threatening to stay home on November 2. No wonder they don’t want to vote for the Democrats they feel have let them down.
But the stakes are too high to sit back and lick our wounds. The stakes are too high to refuse to fight the greater threat.
If the Republican wins the Senate race in Pennsylvania, we in the Keystone State will be represented by Pat Toomey, who is more extremely conservative than Rick Santorum, whom we voted out of office in 2006. According to the ToomeyWatch website, “Toomey’s lifetime score with the American Conservative Union is a stunning 97%, while Santorum’s lifetime score is only 88%.”
If the Republican wins the Senate race in Alaska, we’ll have Joe Miller in Washington, who would vote to repeal the 2010 health care legislation; wants to phase out Social Security and Medicare; believes that evidence of global warming is “dubious at best“; and opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Also, Miller recently handcuffed a reporter who asked a question he didn’t want to answer.
If the Republican wins the Senate race in Delaware, Christine O’Donnell will be casting her spells from our nation’s capital.
If the Republican wins the Senate race in Nevada, it gets even more weird and worrisome. If Republicans win this election in Nevada, they will be represented by Sharron Angle, who likened Social Security to welfare, and who suggested “Second Amendment remedies” if the elections don’t turn out as the tea partiers would hope.
If the Republicans win enough of the less highly publicized House races throughout this nation, the Democrats could lose its majority on that side of Congress, likely rendering the House as incapable of productive work as the Senate has been in the past two years
Read the rest HERE.
- Sestak, Toomey set for debate amid flurry of polls that show Sestak surge has closed gap (pennlive.com)
- Warning to GOP: It ain’t over ’till the fat lady votes (capitolhillblue.com)
- Department of Pots and Kettles (washingtonmonthly.com)
The Top Three TeaBaggers (those who are getting the most press coverage… primarily because of their utter outrageousness as they campaign) are in the following three videos. If you are in their voting districts and this doesn’t make you realize what schmucks they are, then I have no more hope for intelligent politics.
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Joe Miller’s Security Firm “Drop Zone”:
I could have put in a Rand Paul video, but I’ll give you a neat cartoon by Joel Pett instead:
This isn’t an election as much as it is a draining of intelligence from the population.
- PA-Sen: Armey: Toomey’s 2004 bid gave birth to tea party (dailykos.com)
- Tea Party candidates getting massive cash infusion from small donors (hotair.com)
- A Wild and Crazy Sprint to Election Day (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Michael Bennet Campaign Pitch: Ken Buck Is Sharron Angle’s ‘Soul Mate’ (politicsdaily.com)
…in this morning’s PPM Poll.
On Tuesday the Democratic-leaning polling firm PPP released findings showing Sestak leading his Republican challenger, former Club for Growth President Pat Toomey, for the first time this cycle: 46 percent to 45 percent. Sestak’s campaign did not pay for the poll, which was done with recorded voice interviews and with respondents sampled from actual voter lists. A day prior, the odds-makers at ABC News had moved the race from “lean Republican” to “toss up.”
The dual pieces of news added a jolt of hope to Democratic Party infrastructure, which had been waiting for weeks for some upward movement from the Sestak campaign. It also jarred loose a sense of déjà vu for those who watched the congressman close the gap against Senator Arlen Specter (D-Penn.) during the closing days of the Senate primary.
“This is his shtick,” said one high-ranking operative.
Last week when Sestak came out with this ad, people said things would start turning around:
Toomey has now blown a ten point lead from two weeks ago. This is one worth watching!
- New Public Policy Polling survey confirms internal polls that show Sestak and Toomey in dead heat (pennlive.com)
- Sestak Catches Toomey in Pennsylvania (politicalwire.com)
- Sestak Making a Race of It? (talkingpointsmemo.com)
… or, as some would say, he’s from Florida (at least that’s where his wife and family vote.)
This from TPMDC:
- Campaign goes red-neck to red-neck in West Virginia (nowpublic.com)